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State Fleet

July 29, 2016 Does your employer provide you with a company vehicle? Does your employer, even, provide vehicles that equate to one for every five employees? If you are a West Virginia state government employee,... more »»


July 28, 2016 While they know they will face stiff competition at the state level, city council members nevertheless made an important decision this week when they approved a motion to apply for a grant and... more »»


July 27, 2016 More than a month after devastating flooding turned 12 West Virginia counties into federal disaster areas, residents and business owners in those regions are just now beginning to see some order in... more »»


July 26, 2016 Motorcyclists usually take safety measures the drivers of automobiles do not have to take. It is the nature of traveling on two wheels. more »»


July 25, 2016 Executive overreac. more »»

Drug Abuse

July 24, 2016 West Virginia officials are trying every method they can think of to fight the onslaught of prescription drug abuse in our state. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 23, 2016 UP: To events such as the Archaeology Camp for Kids at The Castle in Marietta. more »»


July 22, 2016 Crime does not pay. But in the case of those who break laws against littering, the fines they pay are used to fight the problem. more »»

Wise Choice

July 21, 2016 Though some juniors and seniors may not be thrilled with the change, Belpre City Schools officials made a good decision this week when they ended the practice of allowing older students to leave... more »»

Budget Woes

July 20, 2016 Budget woes are affecting West Virginia’s institutions of higher learning, perhaps more than many residents realized. more »»


July 19, 2016 State police officers in six states, including Ohio and West Virginia, will be cracking down on distracted driving this week. more »»


July 18, 2016 France is reeling from yet another terror attack, that makes it the most heavily targeted Western nation in this new era of mass killings by crazed extremists. more »»


July 17, 2016 Scorching July weather may have many in the Mid-Ohio Valley deciding between cranking up the air conditioning and keeping electricity bills within reason, but it turns out consumers in West Virginia... more »»

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July 16, 2016 UP: To Charles “Hank” Greenburg, whose passing this week served to remind us what a treasure he has been to the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»


July 15, 2016 Emotionally charged reactions to two tragedies last week have provoked anger and grief that evolved into disrespect and misguided accusations the men and women of law enforcement should not have to... more »»


July 14, 2016 During Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting, members approved the first readings of ordinances relating to seven potential amendments to the city charter. more »»

Opioid Abuse

July 13, 2016 Arrests continue to pile up, as law enforcement tackles the supply chain that is bringing so many illegal prescription pain pills into our state. more »»

Price Gouging

July 11, 2016 Thousands of West Virginia residents (as well as folks from Ohio, Virginia and across the country) have answered the call to help victims of last month’s devastating flooding in portions of our state. more »»


July 11, 2016 Once again the federal government has shown the wide gap between its vicious pursuit of air quality and its apathy on municipal water quality — at least in West Virginia, anyway. more »»

Budget Cuts

July 10, 2016 School boards across West Virginia are feeling the pinch of tighter budgets and a need to reduce spending. Some, like Wood County Schools, have been working for years to spend within their means. more »»

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July 9, 2016 UP: To flood relief efforts that have expanded to include not just the basic necessities, but the kinds of things that make life a little more enjoyable: musical instruments, library books, athletic... more »»


Calhoun Relay Music Festival July 30, 2016

GRANTSVILLE — The second annual Music Festival for Calhoun County Relay for Life will be noon-10:30 p.m. July 30 at Calhoun County Park in Grantsville.Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. Performers will include K Squared, Aviary, 3-N-1, Lindsay Webb and others. more »

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